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In the news: Alberta-based reality shows

Christopher Heffernan of the Meridian Booster writes about The Week the Women Went and Jetstream:

  • Midwest a reality series hot spot
    “This month, all eyes will be on the small Alberta town of Hardisty when viewers will get to see how the town’s men and children coped when their wives and mothers leave town for a week. Viewers who want to kick it up a notch will be able to watch an adrenaline-pumping Discovery channel series chronicling the life of students training to become jet fighter pilots at Cold Lake’s 4 Wing fighter base.” Read more.

In the news: The Week the Women Went, and more

John Doyle of the Globe and Mail talks to producer David Paperny:

  • Meet a pragmatist whose success mirrors B.C.’s
    “Right now, Paperny and his partners, Audrey Mehler and Cal Shumiatcher, are preoccupied with The Week the Women Went, a reality series to air on CBC in early 2008. The premise, which originated with the BBC, has all the women leaving a small town for a week, forcing the local men to cope with everything their wives or partners might normally perform. Paperny got the call to make the series for CBC and chose the small Alberta town of Hardisty, population 743. The filming was done in June and, according to Paperny, the show is both bizarre and entertaining. ‘I think this is the sort of populist programming that CBC wants to do right now. And I think it will be a hit. The footage of the women – they went to Canmore to enjoy themselves – is utterly fascinating.'”